15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: The course will introduce more advanced uses of multivariate statistics in the social sciences with a focus on comparative methods. This unit then covers several methods that are often employed in comparative sociology and social policy. These will include: Cluster analysis; Factor analysis; Multi-dimensional scaling; Regression (including Ordinary Least Squares and Logistic Regression); Event history analysis; and an introduction to comparative and longitudinal techniques. Students will undertake a small secondary data analysis project of their own devising for assessment.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Samantha Humberstone
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable


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